Sometimes art and life collide in ways that make your head spin, as in Nancy Pelosi's tweeting of the final episode of 30 Rock.
Decades after the left and Democrats went through wrenching debates about language and respect, the Republican Party is struggling to rein in its sharper tongues.
A group founded in 1998 to promote women in politics and help one win the presidency quietly folded, citing the fundraising environment.
This city is full of flies. Sometimes Obama can knock one off with his bare hands. Sometimes a fly wins the day.
Despite progress, the circumstances that gave rise to the rebellion that began the contemporary gay rights movement haven't changed as much as we might think.
A grayer, grimmer, more experienced Obama kicks off his second term by bringing back the Hope.
News and updates from The Atlantic's politics team as President Obama and Vice President Biden are inaugurated for their second term
In July 1992, he sat down for Booknotes to talk about his reporting method.
All you people trying to yoke the 1991 feminist movie to the fiscal-cliff negotiations seem to have forgotten that it's a vigilante fantasy about rape culture -- and ends badly.
Just because it's an off year doesn't mean no one is running. Here are the top House, Senate and gubernatorial contests to pay attention to in the year ahead.
Handwritten messages on coffee cup sleeves in Washington, D.C., are urging residents to "Come Together" to address the fiscal cliff and national debt.
The CEO president of the gun industry lobbying group's call for the placement of armed guards in schools followed a well-worn sales script.
A stark video with echoes of "Yes We Can" stars an impressive array of boldface names in a spot for Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Sure, everyone loves Clinton now. But first she had to survive a decade and a half of right-wing attacks.
The man dissented when the Supreme Court ruled that gay sex was not a moral crime. His views on the issue are longstanding and plain.
A hard-fought presidential election, sea changes on gay rights and marijuana, and intractable disputes over the budget are standout stories in a busy year.
The president's hard line on the Bush tax cuts represents the first major test case for his theory that the GOP "fever" can be broken in his second term.
The Republicans who object to her claim that protests in Libya preceded four Americans' deaths approved a Senate measure that used similar wording.
It's all going to come down to just how nervous the less senior members of the House are about facing primary challenges in their less conservative districts.
The House of Representatives may have a record number of women legislators next year, but they're mainly to be found in the ranks of out-of-power Democrats.